Canada Dead Last on Copyright Piracy List
Despite being lowest on the list, Canada has made it onto a United States 'priority watch list' Special 301 report on copyright piracy. Copyright watchdogs are saying the list is just bluster, and call into question the lack of reliable and objective analysis with the findings.
Canada placed dead last on a list of countries that are deemed too soft on copyright piracy. The list included Algeria, Indi, Israel and Russia, 12 countries in all. It is useful to note that among the 11 other countries, the lowest rate for piracy is 66 per cent. Canada barely scratches this number with only 32 per cent, and is lower than all 46 countries named in the report.
Canada was among 12 countries that made the "priority watch list" in an annual report released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative last week on intellectual property rights protection by 77 U.S. trading partners. Canada had long been on the office's "watch list," but this is the first time Canada, Algeria and Indonesia made the higher-priority tier long occupied by countries such as China and Russia.
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